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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 29 May, 2017

Today’s News

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

The Housing Adaption Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

Ladbible apologises for falsely reporting the death of young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery

The six-year-old suffers from neuroblastoma and is currently undergoing palliative care at home.

These are the planned routes for the new 'Bus Rapid Transit' network in Dublin

A new express bus system is being planned for the capital.

Public holidays are the busiest time for self-harm cases in Ireland

An average of 32 incidents of self-harm cases were presented in hospitals on public holidays.

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These areas will have the speed limits on their roads reduced to 30km/hr this week

The expansion will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday 30 May.

Yesterday’s News

From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub

‘A Little History of the Dublin Pub’ opens on 1 June and will run until 24 September.

Saturday 27 May, 2017

People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet

The isolate population in Mylopotamos live on a diet rich in animal fat.

Norwegian is offering €99 US flights... but what's the final cost?

With the additional extras, the total flight cost comes to €394.30.

'It's really a case of 'no room at the inn'': Lord Mayor accuses hotels of discrimination

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for sanctions against hotels that have refused homeless families.

Friday 26 May, 2017

Search for fisherman missing off Skerries stood down

One man has been rescued and one man remains missing.

Katie Hopkins to leave job at London radio station after calling for 'final solution' to Manchester attack

Hopkins became the subject of a police review after the Manchester bombing on Monday.

University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD

An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

Over 100 children receive awards for their incredible artwork today

17-year-old Lucy Deegan from Carlow won the first prize in the senior 16-18 age category.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'It's a massive honour - I'm the third generation of firefighter in my family'

The latest recruits to the Dublin and Waterford Fire Brigades had their passing-out ceremony today.

Teenage boy released on bail as police investigate girl's death in Armagh

The girl died in hospital on Saturday evening.

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones

54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days

'The parent is the expert': How to talk to children about the Manchester attack

An Irish psychologist explains how to talk to your child about a terror attack like last night’s.

'It's a wonderful day': Sean FitzPatrick gives his reaction outside of court

Fitzpatrick’s trial had been the longest-running criminal trial in the history of the State.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Tusla inquiries are a 'major distraction' according to chief executive

McBride was speaking at the launch of Tusla’s new child protection and welfare strategy for 2017-2022.

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

Sunday 21 May, 2017

'DCU had to be a university that could take in young people from the local areas'

Students tell their tales of how Access programme helped them get to college across Ireland.

Friday 19 May, 2017

From leprechauns to kite surfers - here are seven interesting things happening around Ireland

Stuck for ideas? Check out our event guide.

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

Two jailed over high-speed road race that killed four people

11 defendants who watched the race were also sentenced today.

'A sad loss of a great talent to the world' - Tributes paid to Chris Cornell RIP

'A sad loss of a great talent to the world' - Tributes paid to Chris Cornell

Those to pay tribute to the singer included Billy Idol, Elton John and Alice Cooper.

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

The iconic train station from The Quiet Man at risk of collapsing

A crowdfunding campaign was launched to raise €30,000 to restore the roof.

Gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in two operations

The operations took place in the west of the city.

Trump slams Russia probe as 'greatest political witch hunt in history' in morning tweets

Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been given powers to investigate alleged Russian links.

Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

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Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question

Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

5,000 cyber-attacks were attempted against one Irish hospital in just 24 hours

The HSE decided to cut external communications, including emails and server connections, on Friday.

Rare giant squid caught off the coast of Dingle to be brought to Natural History Museum

There hasn’t been a sighting of this type of squid in Ireland in 22 years.

Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day

Almost 4,000 calls were made to the charity reporting child abuse.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.

'This will put farmers out of business' - Tesco criticised for low prices for lamb

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association claim that a retail price is unsustainable.

PSNI treating deaths at a house in Fermanagh as a murder-suicide

The police are currently treating the death of the woman as murder.

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